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Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship


The Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship supports students pursuing qualified programs of study (see list below) leading to high-skill, high-demand and high wage careers.

Scott Pathway Scholars will engage in an educational experience that integrates both curricular and co-curricular learning.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Full coverage of tuition, fees, housing and meal costs for up to four consecutive semesters
  • Expert guidance from college to career
  • A dedicated living-learning environment with a cohort of peers
  • Career and leadership development opportunities
  • Specialized student success programming, including a summer bridge program
  • Access to paid internships and sponsorships
  • Job placement assistance
  • Possible additional funding for books and tools

Scott Pathway Scholarship Requirements

  • Live on the Norfolk campus in a dedicated living-learning environment
  • Enroll in classes at the Norfolk campus
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0
  • Register for 12 or more credit hours per semester
  • Attend career development activities
  • Meet regularly with the Scott Pathway staff
  • Participate in a paid sponsorship, internship, apprenticeship, or employment in a program-related field
  • Citizenship or permanent legal residence is required for applicants

Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated career interest and program alignment, proven resiliency and work ethic, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. However, financial need is a preference, not a requirement.

Scholarship Application Period

The Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship is intended for recent high school/home school/GED graduates pursuing an approved program of study at Northeast Community College in the fall.

To apply, students with an admissions application on file should complete the online Scholarship Application located in their My Apps portal. The scholarship application becomes available on October 1st each year. Priority deadline for this application is March 1st.